IELTS Speaking Part 1: Makeup

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Speaking Part 1:

1. Do you often wear makeup?

Yes, almost everyday. If I’m just bumming (relaxing) around the house, I don’t bother putting make-up on. However, I have a very professional job, so I always put on my best attire (clothes) and make-up when I go to work. If I go without make-up, I feel sloppy (messy) and unprofessional. I also like to wear make up when I go out, just so I feel more confident with my appearance.

2. What does wearing makeup mean to you?

To me, it’s a way of taking pride in (be proud of) my appearance. It makes me feel like the best version of myself. Furthermore, I’m artistic, so I see my face like a canvas (a picture painted with oil paints on canvas or other cloth)

3. Do you give makeup as a gift?

Sometimes, but I’m always hesitant, as I don’t always know the right shade of make-up to buy for another person. If someone requests make-up, I would certainly buy it for them. However, I would feel too nervous to pick it out myself, so I would opt for buying a gift card instead.

4. What do you think when you see a man wearing makeup?

Nothing in particular. Everyone has the right to express themselves, so who am I to judge? I wouldn’t even blink an eye if a guy walked by me wearing make-up. Actually, I often see it in my city, so I’m quite used to it.

Vocabulary

  • Bumming: relaxing
    Eg: We are bumming in the park.
  • Attire: clothes
    Eg: She is glowing in that beautiful attire.
  • Sloppy: messy;slimy
    Eg: The road was sloppy
  • taking pride in: be proud of
    Eg: She takes pride in her work
  • Canvas: a picture painted with oil paints on canvas or other cloth
    Eg: She made the blank canvas beautiful
  • wouldn’t even blink an eye: in a fraction second
    Eg: One wouldn’t even blink an eye to miss it.

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